EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of NICE. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which is 10.93%. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money NICE is making for it’s investors or shareholders.



NICE is in the application software industry and is in the technology sector. The company CEO is Barak Eilam. NICE is an Israel-based provider of software solutions. It provides software solutions that enable operationalize Big Data and realize the business value. Nice has operations in Israel, Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The NICE shares had a previous change of -3.10% which opened at 107.10 and closed at 104.57. It moved to an intraday high of 107.12 and a low of 104.53.

Business Wire:  NICE Recognized as Global Market Share Leader for Speech Analytics for Seventh Year in a Row

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NICE shares returned -6.45% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.55%. Over three months, it changed -1.15%. In one year it has changed 28.89% and within that year its 52-week high was 119.83 and its 52-week low was 78.49. NICE stock is 33.23% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 102.23 and a 50 day moving average of 113.02. Right now, NICE stock is trading 2.29% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

Business Wire:  NICE Recognized as Global Market Share Leader for Speech Analytics for Seventh Year in a Row

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $6.4b with 61.4m shares outstanding and a float of 61.4m shares. Trading volume was 223,677 shares and has experienced an average volume of 148,108 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for NICE was 2.31 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 45.27. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.66. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.60, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 40.22. Historically, the PE high was 63.00 and the PE low was 12.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 31.72, which is a decrease of -69.67%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.54
03-31-2018:  0.37
12-31-2017:  1.27
09-30-2017:  0.42



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 91.03, which means it might overvalued by -14.87%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 48.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 1,502,309, which was 2.45% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 10.48. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.89

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.90%, return on assets is 5.66%, profit margin is 12.87%, price-to-sales is 6.19 and price-to-book is 3.79.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 5  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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